Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Memory and the Wars on Terror

Australian and British Perspectives

Editors: Gildersleeve, Jessica, Gehrmann, Richard (Eds.)

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  • Originality: focuses on the impact of the events of 9/11 outside the US
  • Timeliness: will tap into increased interest in 9/11 (following the fifteenth anniversary in 2016) and the centenaries of both WWI and the Gallipoli landings
  • Breadth of scope: includes contributors from across the literary and cultural studies fields
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About this book

This edited collection aims to respond to dominant perspectives on twenty-first-century war by exploring how the events of 9/11 and the subsequent Wars on Terror are represented and remembered outside of the US framework. Existing critical coverage ignores the meaning of these events for people, nations and cultures apparently peripheral to them but which have - as shown in this collection - been extraordinarily affected by the social, political and cultural changes these wars have wrought. Adopting a literary and cultural history approach, the book asks how these events resonate and continue to show effects in the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Australia and Britain. It argues that such reflections on the impact of the Wars on Terror help us to understand what global conflict means in a contemporary context, as well as what its representative motifs might tell us about how nations like Australia and Britain perceive and construct their remembered identities on the world stage in the twenty-first century. In its close examination of films, novels, memoir, visual artworks, media, and minority communities in the years since 2001, this collection looks at the global impacts of these events, and the ways they have shaped, and continue to shape, Britain and Australia’s relation to the rest of the world.

About the authors

Jessica Gildersleeve is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and a graduate of the University of Bristol.
Richard Gehrmann is Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, and a graduate of the University of Cambridge.   

Reviews

“The authors shed light on the old/dormant discourses created during the Cold War, and their relationship with the War on Terror, but also present voices illuminating perspectives … This book seeks to articulate these other perspectives, and to explain how the past interrogates the present in contexts of uncertainty and fear. As such it is a must-read project for those with an interest in the role of memory in war and terrorism.” (Maximiliano Emanuel Korstanje, International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, Vol. 09 (1), January - March, 2019)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Memory and the Wars on Terror

    Pages 1-19

    Gildersleeve, Jessica (et al.)

  • False Memories and Professional Culture: The Australian Defence Force, the Government and the Media at War in Afghanistan

    Pages 21-47

    Foster, Kevin

  • The Limitations of Memory and the Language of the War on Terror in Australia, 2001–2003

    Pages 49-67

    Laugesen, Amanda

  • Enemies of the State(S): Cultural Memory, Cinema, and the Iraq War

    Pages 69-89

    Gehrmann, Richard

  • Remembering the Warriors: Cultural Memory, the Female Hero, and the ‘Logistics of Perception’ in Zero Dark Thirty

    Pages 91-109

    Raalte, Christa

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Hardcover £99.99
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Softcover £69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory and the Wars on Terror
Book Subtitle
Australian and British Perspectives
Editors
  • Jessica Gildersleeve
  • Richard Gehrmann
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56976-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56976-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56975-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86048-0
Series ISSN
2634-6257
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 283
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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